Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011
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'The frontier outlaws of Australia and America have a long and storied relationship with cinema. Two of the most recent cinematic adaptations of these legends, Ned Kelly and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, act as excellent entry points into an exploration of this subject. By comparing the narrative structures of the two films in relation to the concept of 'the Outlaw Legend' and by highlighting the two films' respective positionings of the spectator - as filtered by concepts of national identity - an insight into the interwoven elements of man, myth and movie becomes apparent.' (Editor's abstract)


  • Epigraph:

    'You can kill a man but not a legend' - Tag line from Ned Kelly

    'By his own approximation, Bob assassinated Jesse James over 800 times' - Narrator in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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  • Appears in:
    y Studies in Australasian Cinema vol. 5 no. 2 24 August 2011 Z1870677 2011 periodical issue Selected papers from the XVth Biennial Conference of the Film and
    History Association of Australia and New Zealand (FHAANZ), University
    of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
    pg. 145-154
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